Theatre represents a section of the performing arts with a focus on acting out stories in front of a live audience using a combination of sound, dance, music, gesture and speech. Theatre takes on many forms such as pantomime, stand-up comedy, improvisational theatre, mummers’ plays, kabuki, classical Indian dance, mime, illusion, ballet, opera, musicals, plays and non-conventional theatre.
The term “performing arts” was first introduced in English language, 1711. The performing arts represent forms that are different from the plastic arts as they use artist’s presence, face and body as a medium. Also, materials like paint, metal and clay can be transformed or molded to make real art objects.
A story in performing arts theatre starts with the writer who takes the story and turns it into a script. The director interprets the script and coordinates everything from actors, coaches and rehearsals. He also works on stage movements, picks out actors and guides their actions and dialogues.
The stage manager puts up all of production’s elements together and ensures that communication line between the director and the design team is open. He will also take care of everyone’s agenda and make sure that everyone is doing her or his job during rehearsals.
The actors perform the script, bringing the characters from the script to life onstage in front of a live audience.
Performing arts theatre is a place where the story comes alive. It is also a place where professionals educate, communicate and entertain an audience making sure that once we visit it again, we will wonder off into the world of imagination, where impossible becomes possible.